AD REINHARDT - Three Squares (1960) Many 20th C. Modernists and Minimalists were inspired by Plato's Theory of Forms; they believed that eliminating the distractions (emotional manipulators) of subject matter and sometimes color and brush stroke was the best way to portray a pure truth (Form) in art.

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American artist Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967): Red Abstract, 1952. Oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery

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Untitled Ad Reinhardt (American, 1913-1967) 1938. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20" (40.6 x 50.8 cm). Gift of the artist. © 2012 Estate of Ad Reinhardt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Untitled (1937) by American abstract expressionist Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967). Oil on wood. via Poul Webb art blog

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Ad Reinhardt... one of my favorite modern expressionists. His Exhibition at MOMA with Rothko = amazing!

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